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12th November 2010
Record donations at Jamie’s Big Night

A Big Night to remember at St Paul’s Cathedral


Continuing our longstanding relationship with the Jamie Oliver Foundation, Rouge were proud to support the annual fundraiser for Fifteen’s Apprentice Programme at St Paul’s Cathedral last night, where a whopping £200,000 was raised for charity.

The ‘Best of British’ theme was reflected in the decor with vintage union jack bunting and red, white and blue flowers on each table in old glass jars including HP sauce, Golden Syrup and Coleman’s mustard.

250  guests, including celebrity chefs Giorgio Locatelli, Peter Gordon, Thomasina Miers and Delia Smith, enjoyed a delicious four course meal designed by Jamie and the Fifteen team with an accompanying wine specially selected for each course. The menu included a seafood cocktail of langoustine, prawn and crab, followed by a main course of (what else?) beef Wellington with autumn vegetables, while the vegetarians were treated to roasted crown prince squash and ricotta crespelle with cavolo nero, salsify, chestnut mushrooms, wild rocket and Fontodi olive oil. Dessert was a mouth watering sticky toffee pudding with plum compote, English custard and clotted cream. Finally, ‘Blue Monday’ cheese was served with chutney, apples and fruit bread. The food was provided by Fifteen while Liberty Wines provided the wines and Alex James, rockstar turned farmer, provided the cheese. 

The high tempo momentum of the evening was maintained by Ben Shephard as master of ceremonies. Guests were kept entertained during the sampling of these gastronomic delights with Diana Vickers performing a stunning acoustic set.

“Working with Rouge Events is always an absolute joy, with their attention to detail, enthusiasm and professionalism, I always know we are going to have a successful event, the team at The Jamie Oliver Foundation and all of our guests always comment on the finesse and expertise in which the event is put together”

Kate Northrop, Event Producer, Jamie Oliver Foundation

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